I’ll even wait while you read the offending Feministing post.
You need more time?
Please co-sign that letter.
Opening up feminist dialogue is important, and recognizing the intersections of feminism and other areas of oppression is vital to accomplishing anything.
If this were the first time, fine. But it’s not, and honestly I am not going to go did them up for everyone. Because I am not the only person who has pointed out use of ableist language to them. Or in comments, only to be met with vehement retorts from other comments defending their rights to use such language. Occasionally a mod might step in and say “oops, sorry” but that’s about as far as it goes.
The whole, wide world feels free to use such othering and belittling language. I sure as fuck don’t need it in my feminist readers.
ETA: Courtney apologized. The point still stands. If this were a one time thing, I might be OK w/ that.
Also, telling someone you don’t like their tone. Also not OK. I thought that was pretty 101 stuff. What do I know? I am not a big name blog writer.